Paatos - Silence Of Another Kind

Year of Release: 2006
Label: InsideOut
Catalog Number: IOMCD 248/SPV 48962
Format: CD
Total Time: 42:03:00

It's a friendlier version of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum interspersed with Enya, Bjork, and Evanescence. While we've heard comparisons like these before, this is far from a revised draft or rehash. It's gloom, doom, and glam, much in tune with their prior efforts. However, these songs are substantially more progressive. In a couple places, they're also a pinch heavier.

Without getting an overzealous urge to work in elements for the very sake of it, they somehow find the time for flutes, violins, and other various classical instruments. It has vitality, verve, and an alternative vibe. While restrained in an angst-filled bubble, through its duration, it's virtually on the verge of popping. The bass in particular froths, fizzes, and gurgles.

"Shame," "Falling," and "Not A Sound" are the haunting highlights, but in actuality, they're all good. Truthfully, it's of little worth to pick apart these pieces, because this rig is properly weighted and balanced. The wheels on the rim go round and round without all that much bouncing. As a result, there is negligible strain on the suspension.

Between the amorous arrangements, damn good drumming, and passionate singing, this is their best effort to date, exceeding what I thought to be their potential. Like this review, this release is short, but sweet.

Shame (4:32) / Your Misery (5:06) / Falling (5:10) / Still Standing (6:10) / Is That All? (6:49) / Procession Of Fools (0:34) / There Will Be Miracles (3:36) / Not A Sound (7:25) / Silence Of Another Kind (2:41)

Petronella Nettermalm - vocals, cello
Ricard 'Hux Flux' Nettermalm - drums, saw and delay
Stefan Dimle - bass, double bass
Johan Wall?n - piano, Mellotron, Hammond organ, syntheziser, sampler, harmonium
Peter Nylander - guitar

Timeloss (2002)
Kallocain (2004)
Silence Of Another Kind (2006)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin SE

Added: April 23rd 2006
Reviewer: Joshua "Prawg Dawg" Turner
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Language: english


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